Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen

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Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen
Portrait of Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen
Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen in 1934
Born (1897-04-30)30 April 1897
Kristiania, Norway
Died 23 March 1951(1951-03-23) (aged 53)
New York City
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Newspaper columnist
Theatre director
Parent(s) Hans Wiers-Jenssen

Johan Henrik "Johe" Wiers-Jenssen (30 April 1897 – 23 March 1951) was a Norwegian newspaper columnist and theatre director.

He was born in Kristiania as the son of Hans Wiers-Jenssen. Wiers-Jenssen was columnist for Aftenposten from 1917 to 1925, signing with the pseudonymes Johe and Gamin. He was manager for the cabaret Chat Noir in Oslo from 1926 to 1934, theatre director at the National Theatre from 1934 to 1935, and again manager for Chat Noir from 1935 to 1951. He issued the collection Gamins epistler in 1921. His book Hva jeg vet om kvinden ("What I Know About the Woman", 1932) consisted of 100 empty pages in nice leather binding.[1][2] He died in March 1951 in New York City.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kvalvik, Bent (2005). "Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). 10. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Johan Henrik Wiers-Jenssen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Anton Rønneberg (acting)
Director of the National Theatre
Succeeded by
Axel Otto Normann